Sanjoy K. Mitter received his Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, in 1965.


Prior to 1965, Sanjoy K. Mitter worked as a research engineer at Brown Boveri & Co. Ltd., Switzerland (now ASEA Brown Boveri), and Battelle Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. He taught at Case Western Reserve Univerisity from 1965-1969 and joined MIT in 1969 first as a Visiting Professor and then in 1970 as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  He served as Director, then co-Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems between 1991 and 1999.  He is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Professor Mitter has held visiting positions at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy; Imperial College of Science and Technology; Institue National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France; University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and several universities in the United States.

Professor Mitter has served on several advisory committees and editorial boards for IEEE, SIAM, AMS, NSF, and ARO. He is currently Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Mathematics and Optimization; SIAM Review; the Ulam Quarterly; and Random and Computational Dynamics. He is a fellow of the IEEE. In 1988 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.